Vintage textiles, studio pottery, industrial touches, lots of house plants – tick, tick, tick, tick – we must be a bit Bohemian Modern ourselves!
There are lots of small collections in evidence – art glass, West German pottery, animal skulls, books and pictures… and some lovely, creative ways of displaying them.
Up-cycling is a strong theme to the look – painted furniture, open weave netting for curtains, old doors turned into glass-fronted cupboards and display cases, industrial crates and piping for shelving.
There’s a spot of crafting too – macramé, tie dye and rag rugging.
Items picked up on travels bring personal memories and add unique character to a home.
Plants & flowers give interest and a focal point – palms, cacti and succulents in particular work well.
We’re given in depth looks at homes in London, Copenhagen, Ghent, Morocco and the Netherlands.
We’re even taken on a tour of Emily’s own home – an inspiration into how stylish & individual you can make a rented property look.
If you’ve been inspired – and why wouldn’t you be? – at the back of the book, there’s a useful list of international sources.
This super book really captures the eclectic and homely look of Bohemian Modern. The spaces are stylish, yet reassuring and welcoming.
A great book to dip in & out of – it’s been on our bedside table all week!
[This review is part of the Ryland, Peters & Small Bohemian Modern blog tour]